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A Face Only A Mother Could Love

We’re back at Ripley’s Aquarium today with a look at a Saw Fish. I met this fella while walking through The Dangerous Lagoon. Visitors actually walk through an underwater tunnel through this part of the aquarium and at one point just over my head was the most amazing face staring down at me.  (He reminds me a bit of an H.R. Puff N’ Stuff character…yes I know I’m dating myself 🙂 )

Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto, tank, Saw Shark, face, water, underwater, Toronto attractions

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I shot these hand held because he was directly overhead and the tunnel was narrow and full of people, so using the tripod and getting myself into a pretzel position was not going to happen. I had to use a higher ISO due to the low light and I exposed for Saw…eeee which is what caused me to blowout the exposure on the water, in the above image.

Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto, tank, Saw Shark, face, water, underwater, Toronto attractions

ISO 1250 f/4.5 1/40s

Here’s a bit of a wider view of Saw…eee so you can start seeing his snout.

Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto, tank, Saw Shark, face, water, underwater, Toronto attractions

ISO 1250 f/5 1/30s

Here you go. Those look sharp don’t they.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit PhoDOGraphy by Edith Levy, I posted a couple of new posts this week. I’m very proud and excited that I’ve been accepted as a member of HeARTs Speak, an organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals. You can read more about that in the post here. I also posted another instalment of T.O.p Dogs – Photographing Loveable Four-Leggers In & Around Toronto. Please take a minute and have a look. I’d love to hear what you think and while you’re there please consider following that blog as well. I have some exciting announcements coming up on PhoDOGraphy by Edith Levy.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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24 responses

  1. Oh Edith, those shots are spectacular!! He is definitely a very interesting creature. Oh, and by the way, I remember Puff N’ Stuff too :).

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    February 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

  2. Marcie

    I would never have imagined this ‘creature’ to have such an interesting face. Very cool capture!

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    February 28, 2014 at 8:06 am

  3. I love your title! Great shots…totally made me smile!

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    February 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

  4. Funny face!

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    February 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

  5. Len

    What a cool shot Edith. Your title is perfect and accurate.

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    February 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

  6. Great captures, Edith. That is quite a face. We don’t get to see that side of the Saw Fish too often. I watch lots of nature shows and cannot recall this perspective. Nice work!

    What’s H. R Puff N Stuff? Never heard of it (fibbing of course). LOL

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    February 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

    • Thanks so much Jimi. I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers that show 🙂

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      February 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

  7. Amazing shot! You were in the right place at the right time….with a camera and your mad skills!

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    February 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm

  8. What a face! That’s pretty cool.

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    February 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  9. saw fish 🙂

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    February 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  10. Hello! Feel free to watch my new photo album. I greet and wish you a beautiful weekend!
    http://marciento.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/ducks-and-pigeons-kaczki-i-golebie/

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    March 1, 2014 at 2:50 am

  11. LOL

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    March 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

  12. That is a great face. Have you considered turning the pictures 90° to the right so viewers can see the face in a more upright orientation?

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    March 4, 2014 at 8:01 am

    • Hmmm…that’s a great suggestion Steve I haven’t tried that. I will though. Thank you!

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      March 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  13. What a stunning creature and a great title! Must be the mother in me haha!

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    March 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

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